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A Hiss Before Dying

Narrated by: Kate Forbes
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
4 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Rita Mae Brown and her feline coauthor, Sneaky Pie Brown, are back chasing a mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise.

Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia - and all the traditions of the changing seasons are underway. Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen cleans her cupboards; her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead; and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body.

Disturbingly, it's the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated - until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the state's post-Revolutionary past. The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harry's furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, they'll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost - and right an injustice buried since the early days of America's independence.

©2017 American Artists, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Another great story with lots of twists and turns

Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie have crafted another great story featuring characters that we have come to know and love like family

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Disappointed

I have loved this series since it first began, but have not cared for it nearly as much since the books jump from the 17 hundreds to the present. This one was the worst and will be my last purchase.

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Another fun romp

Mrs. Murphy and crew are just good medicine for me. Long miles fly by when I am listening to their adventures.

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Good story

I like this story. I like how Mrs. Brown has branched I to a historical fiction. The back and forth between the past and present is fun.

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#26 :A Hiss Before Dying is #3 in a 4 book series

I have listened to almost all of this series in order and have just finished the last available book, #27. I feel it very important to let listeners know that 4 - from Tail Gate, Tall Tail, A Hiss Before Dying and Probable Claws should actually have one title followed by 1,2,3,4 as they are intricately connected. If you try to listen to anything out of order you will be lost.
Please go to the review for Book 24- Tail Gait - as I wrote it after I finished Probable Claws. It will give the complete review of all 4 books.

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Horrible.

Very very boring. I stayed with it for five chapters and had to give up. Absolutely nothing interesting that entire time.

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  • Paula
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overall good

story is a little hard to follow at times but is still a good story

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difficult to follow

Found the jumping from one time to another difficult to follow in an audio book format.

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Good read

The historical look back to post Revolutionary Virginia is very intriguing and the two mysteries incorporated therein are wonderful.